Wine & Spirits: Barbi 2012 Brunello “Best Buy,” one of the “Year’s Best Tuscan Reds.”
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Wine & Spirits: Barbi 2012 Brunello “Best Buy,” one of the “Year’s Best Tuscan Reds.”

We couldn’t be more thrilled to share this score, tasting note, and accolades from one of the top wine writers working in the U.S. today, Josh Greene, editor-in-chief and publisher of Wine & Spirits magazine! Fattoria dei Barbi 2012 Brunello di Montalcino 92 points “Best Buy.” One of the “Year’s Best Tuscan Reds.” This wine … Continue reading

Montalcino, more than meets the eye: Stefano responds to claims that Montalcino has lost its way
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Montalcino, more than meets the eye: Stefano responds to claims that Montalcino has lost its way

I just came across yet another blog post where the author repeats the same old litany that Montalcino is no longer “true to itself” and that the true Montalcino is dead. I wrote the following in response and I’d like to share it with my friends… I don’t believe that a community’s vitality is gauged … Continue reading

Ernesto Gentili, one of Italy’s most acclaimed wine writers, on Vigna del Fiore 2013:
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Ernesto Gentili, one of Italy’s most acclaimed wine writers, on Vigna del Fiore 2013:

Decanter magazine has called Ernesto Gentili “one of Italy’s most influential wine writer.” Here’s what he had to say about the 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore, tasted at Benvenuto Brunello 2018 in Montalcino. Fattoria dei Barbi 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore 92/93 points Floral notes and spice, delicate hints of how … Continue reading

“A Brunello to put in the cellar”: Top Italian wine blog calls Barbi’s Brunello one of this year’s best
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“A Brunello to put in the cellar”: Top Italian wine blog calls Barbi’s Brunello one of this year’s best

We couldn’t have been more thrilled to read that Scatti di Gusto, one of Italy’s leading wine blogs, called our 2013 release one of the “top Brunellos to put in your cellar.” Here are the editors’ tasting notes: Warm garnet color, vibrant aromas, spot-on in its roundness, and greatly rewarding on the palate. Thank you, … Continue reading